Faculty & Staff

Jennifer Comfort


Meet Jennifer

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Suzanne Denecke

4 Year Old Kindergarten

Meet Suzanne

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Daphne Crossman

1st grade

Meet Daphne

I live in Glendale with my husband, Jeff. We have three grown children. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of Wisconsin Platteville. I have taught Kindergarten and First Grade for a total of 15 years with time off to raise our family. I love teaching younger children and watching them grow during the school year.

Jennifer Cline

2nd grade

Meet Jennifer

I earned myBA in Elementary/Middle Education from Concordia University Wisconsin and hold a Master’s in Curriculum & Teaching from Columbia University Teachers College. My husband, Wes, and I have two children, Isabella (7) and Alexander (3). Jennifer is passionate about Christian education and early literacy. I am thrilled to see God’s hand at work in guiding my teaching each day.


Karina Levine

4th grade

Meet Karina

I am passionate about showing kids the love of Jesus every day, and I see our school as a ministry to whole families, not just students. I enjoy leading music classes, singing, and playing oboe. I also coach and play basketball. My favorite passage from Scripture is Psalm 139.


John Gehm

Middle School Science & Social Studies

Meet John

God has always directed me towards teaching. I look for opportunities to direct all of God's children to His love and undeserved grace. I enjoy science and find it incredible to learn, show, and teach how God has woven this earth and its laws together for us to appreciate Him through science. My wife, Stephanie, and I enjoy loving our three daughters as we live in the Milwaukee area.


Janeen Bain

Middle School Language Arts

Meet Janeen

I have been a member of St. John’s since 1991 and have been teaching in the middle school for the past 11 years. I enjoy working with adolescents and preparing them for the challenges they will face in high school. I daily “lift up my eyes to the hills” knowing that “my help comes from the Lord, the maker of Heaven and earth” (Psalm 121).


Lenore Chandler


Meet Lenore

I have always wanted to be a teacher. My teaching career has always been here. I received the Early Childhood Teacher of the Year award from the District Office and Alumna of the Year from CUW. Each day I share the love of Jesus and his care for us.
Col. 3: 15-17


Cheryl Cario

Reading Specialist

Meet Cheryl

I hold WI reading teacher and reading specialist licenses from Concordia University. I earned baccalaureate education degree from Concordia College New York and an MA from Queens College (NY). I have taught in both public and parochial schools for more than 25 years. I am an adjunct instructor at Concordia. I have co-authored a Sight Word Intervention book and provide literacy consulting services for local schools.

Leah Cermak

3rd grade

Meet Leah

I graduated from Concordia University Wisconsin, where I received a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and Psychology. I enjoy sharing Jesus with my students every day in every subject. When I am not teaching, I enjoy playing with my Shetland Sheepdog, Zola, reading, hiking, and camping with friends.


Emma Curran

5th grade

Meet Emma

My name is Emma Curran. I am a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, having majored in Elementary Education. I went to Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School and was on the cheer team. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, family, outdoor sports and watching the Milwaukee Brewers. I'm excited to be teaching 5th grade at St John's!


Carmen Sellers


Meet Carmen

I have been working at St Johns since 2008. This is my 7th year teaching the 3 yr olds. When I am not at work I enjoy hanging out with my baby boy, Jediah, my family, watching movies, doing arts/crafts and walking by the lakefront. I am looking forward to meeting you and your child and sharing all the great things God has given to us!


Tori Knuth


Meet Tori

I love working with young children, and have a passion for sharing the love of God with each and every one of them. I was incredibly fortunate to be placed in a face-to-face location for my student teaching here at St. John’s. After experiencing a variety of opportunities through college at CUW and student teaching, I know that God has placed me on the right path and I cannot wait to serve Him here as the kindergarten teacher!